Explores the rhythmic music of bells, rattles, and drums and shows how they are used today in Africa both as musical instruments and as a means of communication. Instruments are played separately and together, and traditional dances are performed. From the Discovering music series
OcrMany people feel that the music of Africa is primitive but African music has a long tradition it is developed of a minute centuries and in its own way is as complicated as the music here in concert halls. Today we are going to learn something about the music of Africa. Since Africa is a very large continent many countries we should concentrate on this part of Africa. Especially on the country. We are fortunate to have with that there must a drama from the country of Mr Robert. Belongs to try called ever wish list in the southern part of Gonna. Miss a minute yet I will be one of those that you did today. Also belongs to the ever. Mr also world of Lee is a member of the god tribe while I myself come from the case and then. As you can see a country like this made up of several different tribes each speaking it's own language and having its own music the chief musical instruments of indeed of all of Africa. The rattles. The bells. On the drums. First love to learn about the rebels and the bills. They're awful is made out of a good provided the. Sound. That asshole is usually not played alone by his head with other instruments. Let's listen to rattle as its place with a bell. Both a single bill on a double bill used. There are single bells which are high in pitch. And single bills which are low. Each double bell has a high found. An unknown sound. In one instrument. And other important kind of bill is called it OK. That OK is usually not played alone but is used with singing and with other instruments. That's all from bells at played on said OK chanson such as funerals. And I'm happy occasion so just waiting. Another very important family of instruments in Africa is the drums and dining room that had two men times together by metal bands. Much as a battle he's made. Usually. Well. Headed. Out of animal hides most of. The hand. Depending upon whether their hands try to. Play it by both hands at the same time. Of single hollowed out logs. Are usually played with sticks. Sometimes. For the enjoyment. While entertaining. Forty nine. In Africa. Talk to each other. Many African languages. It sounds like this. Margie it can also be said by a drum but can be both high and low sounds. Thank you Mr you to. Just told me you are welcome. This small drum is used for sending messages. Shot distance is the pitch of the drum is changed by pressing on it. It is signaling a lion is near the village. Thing. Run run. In former times when lions were found in many parts of Gonna children would run and hide when they heard this. When messages have to be sent long distances larger drums are used because the sound of this kind of drama cannot be changed more than one drum must be used to get a lot found. And their high sound. The message Mr Youth is sending is for him in the bath the chief is coming see if you can hear the words or Hindu neighbor. Sometimes their message is sent from one group of games to another a few miles away and then to another group of drums and then to another until the message is head a long distance away. Poetry is also played on the drums. Often large groups of people gathered together to listen to our poems. Which is hundreds of years called Pass. Sure that if you if you understood. English. Which is the. Anyway. The instruments. Play together. To help. Students who study. The University of. Africa. Everyone listens carefully. Because. One of the time to all the different. Tribes. The. I have my own. Let's listen to all the instruments playing together. Notice had it in them displayed by each instrument constantly shift and relation to each other. So. And almost all of. Us. Today. I hope you. Like yours has a long tradition.